Integrating Osteopathic Philosophy in Cancer Care

Zachary J. Brown, DO; Sean P. Martin, DO; and Robert Carman, DO
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Received: August 23, 2018

Accepted: September 27, 2018

Published: June 1, 2019

J Osteopath Med; 119(6): 391-394

Recent breakthroughs in the fields of genomics and biology have resulted in a better understanding of diseases and their underlying biology. New targeted and immune-based therapies take advantage of these new discoveries to treat the patient individually. This scientific revolution toward personalized medicine reflects osteopathic medicine’s emphasis on patient-centered care and its tenets, which go against the “one-size-fits-all” approach. The authors discuss the importance of applying osteopathic philosophy to the delivery of patient-directed cancer care revolutionized by scientific advances.

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